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welcome to "world news." tonight, faceoff. as russia's president putin speaks out, drawing his line today. and so does president obama. [ gunshots ] stray bullets and a missile test. are we closer to conflict tonight? record cold, freezing the roads again. a convoy of trucks stranded on the ice. and around the country, temperatures plunge to their lowest in a century. losing it. the news, tonight, about anger and the toll it takes on your heart, long after you think it's over. and "real money." the family recipe that turned a mother into a millionaire. >> you just got to go claim your
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piece of the pie. >> how you could make big money with what you're cooking for dinner, tonight. good evening to you on this tuesday night. and we begin with that faceoff between two of the world's superpowers. russia and the united states, in a chess game filled with tension, tonight. the eyes of the world, still right here . within o one side, europe. on the other, driven by vladimir putin. and in the middle, ukraine, crimea, and an international tug-of-war. martha raddatz is traveling with the secretary of state. and she is standing by. and abc's chief foreign correspondent, terry moran, is on the story tonight. starting us off with the latest on that crisis in ukraine. >> reporter: at belbek air base here this morning, ukrainian troops, unarmed, marched toward the russian guns. and as they marched, they sang their national anthem. [ singing ]
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confronting the russians who had seized control of their base, forward under the ukrainian flag they came. the russians yelled, then fired. warning shots. but the first shots fired here. negotiations and the ukrainians withdrew, heads held high. it was a die of high tension. russia testing an icbm. a scheduled launch. but still, a statement. >> mr. kerry, welcome to ukraine. >> thank you. >> reporter: in kiev, the ukrainian capital 500 miles away, secretary of state kerry walked the streets where scores of ukrainians died in protests last month, then praised their revolution. >> what they stood for so bravely i say with full conviction, will never be stolen by bullies or by invasions. it is called freedom. >> reporter: in moscow, vladimir putin offered a different version, a different reality in an extraordinary appearance.
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the new ukrainian government? illegitimate, he said. u.s. support for it was like, running experiments on rats. and then the u.s., he said, must stop encouraging what he called illegal change in the territory of the former soviet union. the soviet union shaped putin, a loyal kgb officer for 15 years. and here's what this country looked like back then, a colossus. and this is how it shrunk what the soviet union collapsed, which putin called, the greatest catastrophe of the century. his world view, shaped by the loss of an empire. >> he was born in a large soviet space that encompassed a huge part of theette's land mass. they call themselves soviet, by which they mostly meant russian. >> reporter: president obama said putin, quote, isn't fooling anybody. but putin is less interested in winning arguments than in shaping history.
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with thousands of troops on the ground and in control here in crimea, he is doing just that. diane? >> thank you, terry. as you said, secretary of state john kerry was on the ground in ukraine. and abc's chief global affairs correspondent, martha raddatz, is traveling with him and joining us right now. martha, give it to us straight. is the united states closer to conflict with russia tonight or not? >> reporter: vladimir putin, the bully, vladimir putin, may already have gotten what he wants, crimea. so, it's very possible he won't push any further. this is the way that man negotiates. he is a bully. he is hammer-handed. this is how he operates. >> but there's going to be meetings. they are negotiating? >> reporter: there are negotiations going on. tomorrow, secretary kerry will be meeting with the russian foreign minister here in paris. secretary kerry wants to get this settled as soon as possible. >> at the end of the day, can the united states let russia keep crimea this way? >> reporter: a simple answer to that is, is europe going to go
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to war over crimea? the united states certainly won't. so, that may well happen. >> all right. martha raddatz, as we said, traveling with the secretary of state. thank you so much for joining us right now. and we have a note, now, about the uncertainty in ukraine, causing a trampoline effect on the markets here at home. last night, stocks were in a freefall. tonight, a giant rally. the dow up 227 points. the single-best day on wall street all year, reportedly based on a sense that the crisis is, for the moment, not moving closer to war in ukraine. and we move, next, to the brutal cold covering the eastern half of this country. and tonight, the map showing arctic air, pushing its way into the south. march is setting new records with the lowest temperatures in 100 years. and abc's alex perez, tonight, has the people struggling the most. and some of them, making a fortune on the freeze. >> reporter: mother nature's march madness. raleigh, north carolina, cars
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flipped upside-down and skidding on icy roads. in arkansas, along this interstate near the tennessee border, a truck accident backed up traffic for miles passengers stranded overnight for hours. an ice storm in houston coated the area with a quarter-inch of dangerous ice, bringing down trees and knocking out power. it's been a winter for the books. and in chicago, they shivered through the most days at or below zero ever. the industry, walloping car sales, too. dealerships, empty. >> nobody comes out. it takes two weeks for them to come back out. >> reporter: and airlines, taking a hit. about 1 million flights canceled this season, costing airlines as much as $500 million. but winter has thawed out a few winners. roofing contractors and car repair shops can barely keep up with business. frank has told us he has seen
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more cars damaged by potholes than ever before. >> our business is through the roof. >> reporter: at ace hardware, sales of cold weather products are up 135%. the travel website jetsetter, says bookings for warm destinations are up 38%. or supposedly warm destinations, even in new orleans. mardi gras is mighty cold. today, the coldest fat tuesday since 1986. and here in the midwest, it's been so cold, lake michigan and the other great lakes are more than 90% frozen right now. more frozen than they have been in the last 20 years. diane? >> looks like a glacier there. thank you, alex. now, there's news, tonight, about anger and what anger really does to your heart and your health, long after the moment has subsided. there's a big, new study tonight. and it is a wake-up call. so, here's abc's maura schiavocam schiavocampo. >> reporter: anger. it can have a powerful effect on our behavior.
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>> cut me off? >> reporter: and as it turns out, our bodies. that new study finding losing your temper could lead to a heart attack or stroke. harvard researchers looked at studies from around the world. and found having an angry outburst makes you almost five-times more likely to have a heart attack. and more than three-times more likely to have a stroke. and it's not just in the moment you blow your top. the risk lingers up to two hours after you become enraged. and even if you hold the hanger inside. >> does this confirm what i think people think intuitively that your emotions can have an effect on your physical state and your well-being? >> i think absolutely. i think your intuition is right, that the mind and the body are connected on various organ systems. certainly for cardiac. >> reporter: here's what happens. when you scream in anger, brain triggers release of adrenaline into the bloodstream. raising blood pressure and
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making it harder for the heart to pump. the more angry outbursts you have, the more you're putting yourself at risk. and the effects are even worse for people with existing heart problems, like cardiovascular disease or diabetes. adding, it's crucial to cool off in the heat of the moment, by taking deep breaths, walking away from the situation and counting to ten. a cooler head, and a healthier heart. mau maura schiavocampo, abc news, new york. a new hit from the airlines. first, it was frequent flyer miles. then, bereavement fares. tonight, a crackdown on the size of our carry-on bags. the latest salvo in the battle between airlines and passengers, especially passengers trying to carry their bags onboard. david kerley told under the circumstances what happened today. >> reporter: you've seen it. fliers trying to avoid the baggage fees. >> we want to welcome travelers with carry-ons that have no chance of fitting in the
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overhead compartment. >> reporter: like in this skit on "saturday night live." those flyers may be stopped before they get to the gate and sent back to the counter. american airlines are looking for folks who may be carrying too much. united has recently added sizing kiosks at airports. the airline says this is about loading and unloading quickly. this is not a new policy. this is just enforcement of the rules. reminding customers about the limits and size of bags they can bring onboard. passengers will not have to go back to the counter. but they have to gate-check without paying that bag fee. tonight, the bag police are on the job. meaning there may be a little more room in the overhead compartments. david kerley, abc news, washington, reagan airport. we have dramatic images out of new jersey today. a raging fire in a neighborhood in ruins. utility workers were fixing a damaged gas line when a massive explosion erupted.
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eyewitnesses say it was so loud, they thought it might have been a plane crash. six people were injured. at least one person has died. and now, we want to take you inside the south african courtroom. an emotional day of testimony in the oscar pistorius trial. a witness breaking down on the stand, while the olympic athlete covered his ears as if to muffle the testimony. abc's hamish macdonald was there. >> reporter: you can't see this witness. she's been promised her face won't be shown on television. it's her second day of tough and relentless questioning. this is the moment she breaks. >> it was quite raw still. >> it was quite? >> raw. the emotion. >> reporter: she says the scream she heard in the early hours of valentine's day last year were blood-curdling. they were followed by four gunshots. >> bang. bang, bang, bang. >> reporter: but the team defending oscar pistorius rejects that account. they say he, too, could sound
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like a woman when he screams. and the witness is confused about what she heard first. screaming or gunshots. >> the total impact of that shots would not have allowed her to scream. >> reporter: this man is a hero to many in south africa. the disabled boy, who grew up to become the blade runner. he looked to have it all, including the model girlfriend. until that tragic night last year. with big delays, mistakes in translations and an unhappy judge, there's big pressure to prevent this trial from descending into chaos. the proceedings are set to last another three weeks. hamish macdonald, abc news, pretoria. and up next tonight, "real money." a taste of big success in your life. how your family recipe could earn you a lot of money. th some true underdogs.
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an elderly mutt and her owners are on a mission to find homes for older dogs in shelters. saying they make the best pets. so, see what you think. here's abc's dan harris, with a couple and their friend, who are "america strong." >> reporter: this is the face that launched a campaign to save some of america's most vulnerable dogs. >> she looks like a punk rocker. but she acts like a nun. >> reporter: her name is susie. her owners, brandon stanton and his girlfriend, erin o'sullivan. brandon is the guy behind the wildly popular blog and book, "humans of new york," which features pictures of interesting new yorkers. he met susie on the job. what about this dog that's -- >> this -- i had never seen a dog that was that interesting. >> reporter: he adopted her despite her age, she's 13. >> she loves him so much. >> rep

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